Arcadian Bank in Hartland closed until further notice due to severe weather damage

(ABC 6 News) – Acradian Bank in Hartland will be closed until further notice due to damage sustained during severe weather Wednesday. The bank said the safe deposit vault was undamaged and will be relocated to its Albert Lea location, and all accounts are open and fully operating.

Arcadian Bank issued this press release Thursday:

Arcadian Bank (formerly known as Farmers State Bank of Hartland) sustained significant
damage to its Hartland bank building during the severe weather storms on the evening of
December 15th. There was extensive damage to the exterior of the building, mostly on the
southwest side, with windows blown out and debris scattered inside. Some of the brickwork on
the east side was also torn off. The interior, other than miscellaneous debris, is mostly intact.
At this time it is unknown specifically how much structural damage was sustained. The safe
deposit vault was undamaged and remains secure with plans being made to relocate the safe
deposit boxes to our Albert Lea location. If access to a safe deposit box vault is needed urgently,
please contact our Albert Lea or Freeborn locations to discuss.
Rest assured that our customers’ accounts and information is safe. Our Albert Lea and
Freeborn locations are open and fully operating. All accounts are accessible, and any banking
transactions can be conducted from our Albert Lea and Freeborn locations or online. The
Hartland branch will be closed until further notice, and staff members will be temporarily
reassigned to other branches.
“We try to plan for things like this, but no amount of planning can prepare you for seeing
sections of the 100+ year old building where our bank started turned into rubble. Nobody was
hurt, and buildings can be repaired or rebuilt. This is a sad event to end the year, but we will
persevere.” says President Mark Heinemann. We remain positive and fully dedicated to the
community of Hartland. Our core values and mission statement will ensure that our
organization and customers will get through this unfortunate event.
We are COMMUNITY OWNED COMMUNITY FOCUSED and truly appreciate the thoughts and
kind words during this time. If you have any further questions or need assistance please call